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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
yesterday. joining us now is william cohen the author of "house of cards." and his recent book, "money and power:: how goldman sachs came to rule the world." he's coming to us from new york. william, thank you for coming to "the war room" again. >> it's great to be here again. thank you for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. there have been investigations in the banks. no criminal cases against them. why bring this case against s & p before really the banks themselves have been brought to justice? >> well, first of all you know, i wonder what took the justice department so long in this s & p case. that's number one. number two that lawyer that represented s&p should be thanking his clients. his clients should be thanking their lucky stars this is only a civil litigation, not criminal because i'm telling you i have read these e-mails. these e-mails many of which have been included in state and other civil litigation that shareholders have brought and others have brought against s&p. this is the first time, of course that there has been a federal lawsuit. they're lucky it's only a
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
left? >> well, i think their main concern is that wayne lapierre will use it in his next hearing to argue that everyone ought to have a drone. >> jennifer: gee. >> like any good card-carrying liberal people have concerns, but is it because we trust obama before than bush? yes, yes we do. and i have had a surprising number of people check in, military people, military guys from afghanistan who said, look this saves soldiers lives, and i think we came out of such a dumb unnecessary war in iraq, when president obama said he's going to fight a tougher but smarter war on terror he has. it's absolutely a tough issue. >> jennifer: yes, i completely agree with what you have just said. i'm interested in karl's take on it. first of all i agree that we trust the president. if this was bush we would be up in arms because we would not trust that he would strike in a very targeted way and try to minis. >> somebody today said that we took out blocks and blocks, that was not a targeted strikes. how many hundred of civilians in iraq did we kill? >> jennifer: karl, if there is this fight on the left,
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
use their financial might to help citizens and police officers help keep them safe. the national conference of democratic mayors is launching an initiative to grade gun manufacturers. the grades will be based on things like gun company's public statements on safety regulations and their lobbying expenditures and then cities can use the grades to choose from whom they actually guy their police guns. it may sound a little bit familiar, and that's because it's the same strategy that the nra has used for years in grading congress on how gun friendly they are. one of the cities which has taken the lead on this initiative is minneapolis. today's it's mayor said . . . >> jennifer: this is just the latest move in a series of successful measures that minneapolis has taken to curb gun violence so from 2003 to 2006, minneapolis was rocked by a crime wave that killed 80 people under the age of 25 making homicide the leading cause of death for minneapolis's young people. the city has been stuck with the unfortunate nickname of murder-apolis. but it launched a youth violence initiative that sh
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
america's unions now favor immigration reform? let's ask uaw president bob king, he is joining us tonight from washington, d.c. where he is attending his community conference. welcome back inside "the war room." >> great to be with you. >> jennifer: looking at this history and knowing that not too long ago they were proposed to immigrants, why has labor changed its tune? >> from the uaw perspective it's multi-level, number one is we believe this fairness and dignity for all human beings. and we think it's good for all current workers in the u.s. immigrants in this country right now are often exploited by their employers or paid at lower wages than they should be. they are not given the benefits they should be. it gives them a path at work and raises their wages, which is good for everybody in the labor movement. >> jennifer: you are at a conference, and immigration reform is probably one of the subjects that you are talking about, does the uaw or labor in general have outreach programs to enlist new immigrants? >> we're very strongly in favor of immigration reform as a path to citizenship
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